COVID-19 Wave 2: Same Same but Different

How are you holding up out there? I know that depending on where you are in the world, what you can and can’t do may be incredibly different.

Here in Toronto, we are officially in Wave 2 of COVID-19. It’s the guest we’ve been expecting and yet it has still managed to knock many of us off our emotional axis .

Some parts of the city are off-limits again and there’s this ominous feeling that whatever is lurking around the corner may not be what we’ve been waiting for.

For those of us who love travel it has been a saddening experience. Jobs lost, friends in far places affected, industries decimated.

I’m trying to find some solace in the fact that this horrible time will have its lessons to teach us. That being at peace with ourselves, readjusting how we treat each other and remembering that we’re all in this together are values we must adhere to. I’m working on it too.

This short from the Canadian National Film Board was a reminder that as lonely as this time can feel, we really aren’t alone. We are globally connected in this pandemic. And, strangely, that feeling gives me some solace.

How To Be At Home, Andrea Dorfman, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

We will get through this. And there will be a day when we can happily point to this time as a sombre reminder of all that we lost, and how desperately we must always work to protect it.

In the meantime, tell your loved ones you love them, spend time with the people that your situation allows and make time for self-care.

I can’t wait to see you on the other side of this.

Stay well,